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Harmsworth Family.- Harmsworth (Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe, 1865-1922), Harold Harmsworth, first Viscount Rothermere, 1868-1940, newspaper proprietors; Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, Liberal politician, 1869-1948; St. John Harmsworth, owner ...

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$5,948 - US$8,922
Price realised:  n. a.
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Archive of correspondence and papers relating to the Harmsworth family
and others, including: c. 35 letters from Northcliffe to Cecil Harmsworth, giving general advice: on Anglo-American relations, release of prisoners of war in Russia, pressing him to apply for the position of Assistant Secretary of State rather than Under-Secretary, his health etc., payment for fees relating to Letters Patent for Northcliffe’s baronetcy, 1904; copy of The Henley House School Magazine, edited by Northcliffe as Alfred C. Harmsworth, 1881; typescript copies of Northcliffe’s My Journey Round the World (incomplete); Cecil Harmsworth. Lord N. and Other Harmsworth Memorials , typescript copy, n.d. ; copy of Lord Northcliffe’s Will; correspondence on a life of Northcliffe; Harmsworth; Funeral Service for Northcliffe at Westminster Abbey, and printed pieces on his life; pen and ink design of Northcliffe’s bookplate by Alf. Downey; correspondence with University College, London on the Northcliffe Lectures; T.Ls.s. from Lord Rothermere to Cecil Harmsworth, some at the outbreak of the Second World War (gloomy predictions about the war), the loss of two sons in the First World War; failing health etc.; correspondence, pamphlet and newspaper cuttings on Lord Rothermere’s restoration of the clock to St. Dunstans-in-the-West, Fleet Street; Autograph manuscript by Cecil Harmsworth of part of memoir of St. John Harmsworth; The Prayer of Dr. Fleming at the Memorial service to my friend Sir Thomas Lipton, signed by St. John Harmsworth; T.L.s from Lord Lytton on the death of St. John, “I remember so well the day when he met with the terrible accident on the road near our own home”; members of the family including: letters from his mother Geraldine and papers relating to her estate; congratulations on winning Luton Bye-Election 1908; speech in the House of Commons, 17 July 1908, “My dearest Cecil, I had already read your speech and liked it greatly”; Peter Harmsworth, Esmond Harmsworth, second Viscount Rothermere; newspaper cuttings; Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth; Associated Newspapers Limited. Balance Sheet and Directors’ Report, 1928; 2 T.Ls.s. from Ralph Lane of The Daily Mail; menus etc., propaganda in Ireland, typescripts ; letters including: Walter Price, Major Astor, Lady Kennet (wife of Sir Robert Scott Antarctic explorer) on modelling Northcliffe’s memorial; Cecil King Sir Harold Harmsworth, Vere Harmsworth, L.R. Cooper of the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co., Ltd., L.R. Hooper regarding The Times; Alfred Harmsworth ( father of the Harmsworth brothers, barrister 1837-89) typed transcripts of diaries for 1867, 1870 & 1874; typescripts relating to the Bethlehem Hospital, Arthur Murray, Wilfrid Grenfell, R.M. McKenna, Stephen McKenna T.E. Page, Alec Murray, Master of Elibank, Geoffrey Dawson, letters, manuscripts and typescripts, v.s., v.d., [nineteenth century] - 1968

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Artwork, including the Collections of Cecil & Desmond Harmsworth and Important Manuscripts and Books from the Library of the late Francisco Gil de Borja e Menezes
Date of the auction: 11 Dec 2008
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